The Stepney Star Daily Diary

Stars of the Week

This week's winners are: EYFS - Lilly Year 1 - Durin Year 2 - Nosheen Year 3 - Mateusz Year 4 - Karina Year 5 - Labiba Year 6 - Maliik

Attendance this week

Those Pupils with 100% this week The following figures show the percentage of pupils achieving 100% attendance for the week. Foundation Stage: 89.65% (3 pupils didn't have 100%) Year 1: 81.48% (5 pupil didn't) Year 2: 80.00% (6 pupils didn't) Year 3: 78.57% (6 pupils didn't) Year 4: 82.14% (5 pupil didn't) Year 5: 60.00% (12 pupil didn't) Year 6: 73.33% (8 pupils didn't) Class Attendance The following figures show each class’s overall attendance figures for the week. Foundation Stage: 94.14% Year 1: 91.11% Year 2: 91.33% Year 3: 92.14% Year 4: 92.56% Year 5: 87.57% Year 6: 92.85% Whole School Average for this year: 94.66%

An Aerial View of our Christmas Service

Mr Brown sneaked up into the organ loft at St. Mary's to ensure he could get this brilliant shot of our school at the Church Service this morning.

Christmas @ St Mary's

We've been for our annual Christmas Service at St. Mary's Church, Sculcoates with our new priest, the very cool Father Phil.

Rotary Club Writing Competition Winners

Cara, Evie and Muna were presented with certificates for being winners in the annual Rotary Club Writing Competition. Muna was among the top 5 in the city and was given a £20 WHSmith Voucher. Their classmates Janet and Mona were keen to celebrate with them.

Hamper Raffle Winners

Samuel and Jessica were the proud winners of our Christmas Hamper raffle, which raised £92 for school funds. A big thanks goes to Mrs Bayley for organising this.

Phase 3-4 Production

Our year 3 & 4 pupils entertained a packed hall with a production to remember this morning. They gave us a cornucopia of Christmas poems and songs that put us all in a Christmas frame of mood. Well done to staff and pupils for an amazing event.

Viking Museum Opens

Our museum is open for business. There are some great authentic artifacts from the Heritage Learning service on show, along with items produced by years 5 and 6. Our museums guides and curators have been showing our younger pupils around. There is loads of information to share about the Vikings. It has been a busy morning at our museum.

Happy Retirement, Mrs Carmichael

We bade a fond farewell to Mrs Carmichael today. After teaching at the school since September 1992, Mrs Carmichael (seen top left in this 1996 staff photo) has been a constant in our school, seeing the many changes it has gone through. She has been an excellent teacher and a firm friend and colleague to everyone who has worked with her. We wish her the very best for an enjoyable retirement.

The Vikings Are Coming!

Tomorrow is the big launch of our School Museum. It is dedicated to some wonderful displays all about the Vikings.

Generous Donation from the Stephen Hughes Foundation

We were delighted to welcome Gary and Hazel from the Stephen Hughes Foundation to our Friday afternoon assembly. They have kindly donated a grant of £492 for us to purchase a new football kit for our team plus some exciting equipment for some new sports clubs in 2018 (watch this space for more details!). We would like to thank Gary and Hazel for their very generous gift. Hazel spoke to pupils about her son Stephen, who was a primary school teacher who tragically died after a six month battle with a rare heart condition called 'Giant Cell Myocarditis' in October 2014. Since then the foundation has been raising money for good causes as well as too fund research into this condition.

Attendance this week

Those Pupils with 100% this week The following figures show the percentage of pupils achieving 100% attendance for the week. Foundation Stage: 86.20% (4 pupils didn't have 100%) Year 1: 96.29% (1 pupil didn't) Year 2: 80.00% (6 pupils didn't) Year 3: 89.28% (3 pupils didn't) Year 4: 96.55% (1 pupil didn't) Year 5: 96.66% (1 pupil didn't) Year 6: 93.33% (2 pupils didn't) Class Attendance The following figures show each class’s overall attendance figures for the week. Foundation Stage: 91.38% Year 1: 93.33% Year 2: 92.33% Year 3: 94.64% Year 4: 99.31% Year 5: 98.67% Year 6: 94.83% Whole School Average for this year: 94.96%

KS2 watch A Christmas Carol at Hull Truck

All of our KS2 pupils walked down to Hull Truck Theatre this morning to see their festive production of Charles Dickens' classic story. Every year, our pupils relish this now traditional Stepney treat. It is certainly one of the highlights of our school calendar.

Stars of the Week

This weeks star winners are: EYFS - Borys Year 1 - Whole Class Year 2 - Kai Year 3 - Fauste Year 4 - Leon Year 5 - Aleksander Year 6 - Deborah

Flu Vaccinations

A team of nurses came to our school this afternoon to undertake flu vaccinations with pupils from Reception through to year 4

A Museum Coming to a School Near You!

In a project with the Heritage Learning Team, our year 5 & 6 pupils are starting to put a museum together with artifacts and information about the Vikings. It opens next week!

Christmas Dinner

Alex, our chef, and his team have served up a delicious Christmas Dinner. It was certainly a feast, and put everyone's taste buds into overdrive!

Phase 1-2 Nativity

We had a very energetic nativity from years 1 and 2 this morning. There were some great songs which had a captive audience joining in plus brilliant narrations from our young pupils. There has been lots of hard work put into this from staff and pupils and the quality of the finished show was testament to their endeavours. Well done everyone!

A V.I.P. visits our Christmas Disco

A Very Important Person visited our Christmas Disco this evening! Once again, our pupils enjoyed their end of term dance with refreshments galore and special gifts from the Man in Red himself!

Raising Funds for Sierra Leone

Two of our teachers are heading to Freetown, Sierra Leone in February to visit our partner school, Adeline Nursery and Preparatory School. With the school hall packed with parents and pupils for our Christmas fair this evening, we have been raising funds to help our friends in Africa. It was truly a resounding success and was down to the hard work of Miss Baitson, Mrs Warcup and their two able International Pupil Councillors, Cara and Maryam. Well done, ladies!

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